Category Archives: Flatbreads baked in Sand

Introduction to Baking Bread in Hot Sand

This video offers an introduction to baking bread in sand heated by a fire of brushwood. This particular version is made by a Berber but it is a technique that is widespread in desert regions. The YouTube videos documenting the… Read more

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2 Vidoes Bread Baked in Hot Sand

These two videos offer a good look at what the bread looks like while other videos offer more detail on how to handle the fire and heat the sand.

This video starts towards the end of the process of creating… Read more

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Scraping Sand from Sand-baked Bread

This video is in two parts.
The first video offers a particularly clear look at exactly how the fire is scraped away from the flatbread and clarifies that the bread is baked in hot sand, not on embers or even… Read more

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Bread Baked in Sand

This video offers a very clear look at the effort that at least this baker goes to in order to insure that there is no sand or ash sticking to the final bread. The baker also reminds us that this… Read more

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Baking Bread in Sand #2

Detail of interest: the flour dusted depressing. This video is made up of a series of stills. We do lose some technical information, particularly regarding how the ash and embers are swept out from the sand. But there is one… Read more

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Baked under flaming branches

This is a truly extraordinary video. The text provided by the film makerĀ  identifies the bread as follows:
This is on the edge of the Sahara Desert near Zagora, Morocco. The locals make bread by placing the dough on heated… Read more

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